BA (Hons) Degree in Journalism

Undergraduate Course

The Faculty of Languages and Communication comprises of the Departments of Public Relations, European Languages, and Journalism. It is an exciting development of our existing reputation in teaching and research at Philips.

Journalism now spans a wide range of media and serves a broad range of purposes. A massive expansion in print-based publications has coincided with the proliferation of broadcast channels and the new publishing platforms created by the Internet. Taken together, these trends mean that Journalism – the creation of content for media publications – is a thriving employment sector.

Journalists are the means by which the world is articulated for the general pubic. The journalist’s role entails a significant ethical and social responsibly.

Objectives

The programme has been designed with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the theory and practice of journalism.

We recognise the current realities and developments of the European and International mass media end journalism, and the fact that journalist is asked to continually meet new challenge.

A massive expansion of all communication media has created the need for properly trained journalists who can work in both print and broadcast media, as well as electronic media.

Aims

The BA in Journalism aims to:

  • Provide a practical education in journalism and proficiency in journalism skills
  • Develop communication skills
  • Develop awareness of the ethical issues facing journalism
  • Give students all the practical skills of journalism as well as the ability to analyze and comment on the world in which they live and work.
  • Develop critical understanding as well as skills in professional practice.
  • Provide students with essential multi-skills to enable them to work in the broad field of journalism.

The degree offers practical training in print, broadcast and on-line journalism underpinned by the study of communication, law, ethics, and politics. It is aimed at students seeking a career in journalism but it is also suitable for those seeking high level communication skills and a greater understanding of the practices and processes involved in journalism.

After taking this course, graduates will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the responsibilities and roles of the journalist in society
  • Be able to demonstrate a range of transferable language, computer, communication, research, theoretical, writing and editing skills.
  • Be aware of the diverse functions (entertainment, business, information, propaganda, ideological) of mainstream media and be able to articulate their attitudes to the media.

Duration of Studies

The period of study for full-time students is four academic years (or eight semesters) covering both core end elective subjects.

Graduation Requirements

Students studying towards the BA (Hons) Degree in Journalism are required to take a minimum of 276 ECTS. One hundred and ninety-two (192) ECTS must come from core subjects and eighty-four (84) from electives.

 

Honours Degree

At the time of graduation, each candidate for an Honours Degree must have:

  • Completed successfully all the prescribed course work of the examination syllabus;
  • Achieved the required minimum number of credits of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core and elective subjects, as required by the programme of studies. 

As a general rule, all students must have

  • Completed successfully a minimum of 240 (ECTS); and
  • Secured a GPA of at least 2.00 on courses taken successfully during semester 5-8

 

Year 1

Semester 1 ECTS
Core Subjects
CST-110 COMPUTERS & APPLICATIONS I 5
PRL-111 PUBLIC RELATIONS I 5
JRN-115 PHILOSOPHY: HISTORY & PROBLEMS I 5
JRN-110 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
BSM-110 Economics I 5
BSM-111 Theory and Practice of Management I 5
PRL-219 Successful Writing I 5
PRL-132 English Language I 5
PRL-134 French Language I 5
PRL-137 German Language I 5
PRL-131 Spanish Language I 5
EDC-114 Teaching and Learning of Languages I: Greek Language I 5
Semester 2
Core Subjects
JRN-120 THEORY & PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM 5
CST-127 MULTIMEDIA & INTERNET APPLICATIONS 5
PRL-214 MEDIA I 5
JRN-125 PHILOSOPHY: HISTORY & PROBLEMS II 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
BSM-120 Economics II 5
PRL-229 Successful Writing II 5
EDC-124 Teaching and Learning of Languages II: Greek Language II 5
CST-239 Computer Management for the Office 5
PRL-141 Spanish Language II 5
PRL-147 German Language II 5
PRL-142 English Language II 5
PRL-144 French Language II 5
PRL-121 Public Relations II 5

Year 2

Semester 3 ECTS
Core Subjects
LAW-133  HISTORY & POLITICAL THEORY I 5
JRN-220 NEWS & FEATURE WRITING I 5
PRL-224 MEDIA II 5
PSY-115 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY I 5
Electives: 2 or 3 from (10-15)
PRL-135 French Language III 5
PSY-111 General Psychology I 5
EDC-114 Teaching and Learning of Languages I: Greek Language I 5
PRL-211 Public Relations III 5
PRL-138 German Language III 5
PRL-133 English Language III 5
PRL-151 Spanish Language III 5
Semester 4
Core Subjects
JRN-250 NEWS PLANNING & REPORTING 5
LAW-143 HISTORY & POLITICAL THEORY II 5
PRL-325 COMMUNICATION I 5
JRN-230 NEWS & FEATURE WRITING II 5
Electives: 2 or 3 from (10-15)
PSY-121 General Psychology II 5
PRL-143 English Language IV 5
PRL-145 French Language IV 5
PRL-148 German Language IV 5
PRL-161 Spanish Language IV 5
PSY-125 Introduction to Sociology II 5
EDC-124 Teaching and Learning of Languages II: Greek Language II 5
PRL-221 Public Relations IV 5

Year 3

Semester 5 ECTS
Core Subjects
PRL-415 COMMUNICATIONS II 5
PRL-314 MEDIA III 5
JRN-310 INTERVIEWING METHODS & TECHNIQUES 5
LAW-457 MEDIA LAW I 5
Electives: 2 or 3 from (10-15)
EDC-223 Greek Language in Action 5
PRL-233 English Language V 5
PRL-136 French Language V 5
PRL-139 German Language V 5
PRL-171 Spanish Language V 5
PRL-311 Public Relations V 5
PSY-123 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology 5
Semester 6
Core Subjects
BSM-342 ADVERTISING & PROMOTION 5
JRN-350 ADVANCED SPECIALIST WRITING & REPORTING I 5
JRN-320 LANGUAGE, CULTURE & POWER 5
LAW-477 MEDIA LAW II 5
Electives: 2 or 3 from (10-15)
BSM-411 Industrial Relations I 5
PRL-243 English Language VI 5
PRL-146 French Language VI 5
PRL-149 German Language VI 5
PRL-181 Spanish Language VI 5
PRL-321 Public Relations VI 5
PRL-420 Business Ethics 5

Year 4

Semester 7 ECTS
Core Subjects
LAW-335 HUMAN RIGHTS & CIVIL LIBERTIES 5
JRN-450 ADVANCED SPECIALIST WRITING & REPORTING II 5
BSM-346 ECONOMICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 5
JRN-410 JOURNALISM & THE PUBLIC SPHERE 5
Electives: 2 or 3 from (10-15)
PSY-410 The Impact of Greek Civilisation on Europe I 5
JRN-470 Sports Journalism 5
PRL-425 Communications III 5
BSM-410 The Dynamics of Cyprus Economy I 5
PRL-411 Public Relations VII 5
PRL-239 German Language VII 5
PRL-236 French Language VII 5
PRL-333 English Language VII 5
PRL-136 French Language V 5
PRL-233 English Language V 5
PRL-231 Spanish Language VII 5
GEN-450 Project I 5
Semester 8
Core Subjects
JRN-420 TELEVISION PRODUCTION & STUDIO OPERATION 5
JRN-460 INTERNATIONAL RELEATIONS 5
JRN-440 INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM 5
JRN-477 HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY 5
Electives: 2 or 3 from (10-15)
PRL-343 English Language VIII 5
JRN-480 Music Journalism 5
BSM-420 The Dynamics of Cyprus Economy II 5
PSY-420 The Impact of Greek Civilisation on Europe II 5
PRL-421 Public Relations VIII 5
PRL-241 Spanish Language VII 5
PRL-246 French Language VIII 5
GEN-451 Project II 5
PRL-249 German Language VIII 5
Course Information
  • Credit:minimum of 276 ECTS
Department
Journalism

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